Ticket #7640 (new defect)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Spelling fixes (mass change)

Reported by: timeless Owned by:
Priority: trivial Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 3.2.10 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other


I'm releasing the files I'll attach here under the MIT license.

The original file-list was limited to files in the src/ directory. I removed various files from that list that people identified as belonging to/originating from third parties.

VirtualBox's source structure:

  • src/ - the list of bad words was built from here
  • include/ - corrections were also applied here
  • tools/ - this was intentionally ignored
  • debian/ - this was skipped
  • doc/ - this was skipped (unfortunately)


  • - generate word-list from files in file-list
  • aspell list < word-list > bad-list - generates bad-list using aspell (run on OS X 10.6.4)
  • vi - not included; used to delete large swaths of obviously uninteresting strings from bad-list
  • - used while manually pruning bad-list
  • - used for initial conversion from bad-list to replacement-instructions
  • - used to apply original-replacement-instructions.txt


  • word-list - not included but available, it's 640k compressed (1.7mb originally)
  • bad-list - I don't have a canonical version of this, as I was pruning file-list, it should be roughly 92% of word-list
  • files-to-munge.txt - this is the final file-list, effectively only files in this list should be patched and could contributed to misspellings
  • original-replacement-instructions.txt - this is roughly the actions taken by to produce the patches + series
  • series - ordered list of patches to apply. The series starts with a couple of items which I believe affect the user experience, followed by an alphabetically sorted set of patches.
  • patchfile - the header indicates which replacements it should contain. Not all patches are independent, a number of them depend on other files earlier in series.
  • connectix - The reason there's an uneven number of insertions/deletions is that "conectix" was apparently intentionally misspelled by Connectix as part of its file header. You could of course omit this change (or generally speaking any others).

The end result of this is:

991 files changed, 3834 insertions(+), 3833 deletions(-)

in 742 patches.

A straight diff -U0 of the changes (folded together) is 13959 lines and 1009876 bytes. I can provide this flat version too, however I can't imagine it'd be remotely useful for anyone.

One odd thing I came across while patching things was STRINGFY() which is used in Etherboot, it's clearly a VirtualBox specific change, but I can't actually find a definition for it anywhere. I won't be including it in this attachment as I've segregated the etherboot patches.

Oh, I'm working from an svn pull (well, an hg convert thereof) from:

|  date:        Tue Oct 19 00:16:34 2010 +0000
|  summary:     wddm/3d: cromium hgsmi fixes

Attachments Download (38.6 KB) - added by timeless 5 years ago.
spelling tools - MIT license Download (365.6 KB) - added by timeless 5 years ago.
vbox patches _, a-n Download (372.2 KB) - added by timeless 5 years ago.
vbox patches o-z, series file Download (387.8 KB) - added by timeless 5 years ago.
folded patches - MIT license

Change History

Changed 5 years ago by timeless

spelling tools - MIT license

Changed 5 years ago by timeless

vbox patches _, a-n

Changed 5 years ago by timeless

vbox patches o-z, series file

Changed 5 years ago by timeless

folded patches - MIT license

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by timeless

Attachment has a folded set of patches:

  • _ui-changes - UI visible replacements (including changes to the UI, command line args/parsing, and environment variable handling)
  • _comments - Comment changes
  • _logging - Changes that affect logging
  • _function-changes - Changes to functions and other identifiers

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by frank

Part 1 (comments) applied, the remaining parts will follow.

Many thanks for your contribution!

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